Written by Riva Weinstein
February 24, 20187:00 pm 0 Comments
When men have been monopolizing the section discussion for 20 minutes and they ask if I want to “add” anything.
New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/ theatrically-inclined on campus.
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Tags: ill see yall at jeune terre!!, really considering that museum tour it sounds kickass, we all know i spend my life in the met museum, where art thou?
February 19, 20183:50 pm 0 Comments
This weekend, Arts Editor Riva Weinstein sacrificed her sleep, sanity and occasional safety to participate in CMTS’ 24 hour musical. Actors were handed scripts and given 24 hours to learn blocking, choreography and music before the show went up at Lerner Black Box.
“Everyone was simultaneously delightfully glassy-eyed and manically energetic.”
Read the descent into madness below
Tags: a surprising amount of bagel puns considering this show has nothing to do with bagels, can't believe i survived this, we love maggie vliestra 2k18!!!
February 17, 20183:33 pm 0 Comments
I’m the one in the pink sash.
New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus.
Musicals via Wikimedia Commons
Tags: genuinely sam balzac is one of the most talented people i've ever worked with, i went to a reading of one of his musicals and was COMPLETELY blown away, please come to the 24 hr musical and watch me make an absolute fool of myself, v happy lunar new year everyone!!, where art thou?
February 14, 201811:15 am 0 Comments
Bwog Arts Editor Riva Weinstein covered the “Pulitzer Prize Edition” of Being the First, Barnard’s talk series showcasing trailblazers, pioneers, and those first in their fields. This Tuesday’s session was with Dana Canedy, the first woman, person of color, and youngest person ever to be named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious award in journalism.
I want to live in Sulz Parlor.
Upstairs in the cozy Sulz Parlor of Barnard Hall, Julie Zeilinger (BC ’15) – founder of the online teen feminist platform FBomb – gets ready to interview Dana Canedy. She’s not the first: Canedy’s mother frequently asks her “how it feels to be famous.” Laughing, Canedy responds, “If you have to tell people you’re famous, you’re not famous.”
Canedy knew she was a writer from childhood. Raised in Fort Knox, Kentucky, she was the first in her military family to attend college. She got her first journalism internship in her sophomore year by begging the administrators – who took only juniors and seniors – to work for free.
For the next several decades, she worked her way up from the Miami Herald to the New York Times, from business reporter to senior editor and special adviser to the CEO. In July 2017, the Pulitzer Prize Board and PrezBo announced that she would oversee the jury selection, prize deliberations and committee work of the Pulitzer Prizes.
In addition to her journalism career, Canedy is the author of the memoir A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor. It’s been published in 10 countries and has been optioned for a movie by Columbia Pictures and Denzel Washington.
So what’s Canedy’s advice to young journalists and others entering the workforce?
The suspense is killing me…
Tags: chew on that 'majored in unafraid', did you know columbia hosts the pulitzers?, i relate because i too am a sophomore begging for unpaid internships, now if only someone would use that teacup method on a certain orange gentleman, this was very inspiring
February 11, 20188:02 pm 0 Comments
This reminds me of a nightmare I had once.
Bwog Arts Editor Riva Weinstein has experience in many fields of art. Avant-garde amateur film is, unfortunately, not one of them. Still, she tried to make the most out of the Yugoslav Experimental Film Symposium, which was held this Saturday in the Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Columbia.
Listen, what’s the point of college if you don’t go to at least one or two Eastern European experimental film symposiums? At least, that’s what your pretentious liberal arts cousin, Michael, keeps telling you. He tells you this without looking up from his thrice-annotated copy of Finnegan’s Wake. God, Michael is such an asshole. And now your other family members are looking at you expectantly: yeah, why haven’t you been to any Eastern European experimental film symposiums? Are you trying to drive them into an early grave?
Luckily, Bwog is here to help. We attended the third panel of the Yugoslavian Experimental Film Symposium at the Harriman Institute, “Vukica Djilas & Davorin Marc” (if your family isn’t Yugoslavian, that’s pronounced VOO-keet-sa JEE-las and DA-vo-reen MARTS; if your family is Yugoslavian, please give up now).
Defeat your cousin with more cinema knowledge after the jump
Tags: i wish my old home movies could be edited into an experimental film, plot twist: maybe WE are the pretentious liberal arts cousins, symposiumhop, this article was brought to you by the Foundation for the Humiliation of Michael, this sounds like a fantastic time
February 10, 20185:30 pm 0 Comments
This could be you
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Tags: even if you hate it you have to admit that valentine's day is so wholesome, get out is bizarre but incredible, support the arts! and support marginalized artists!, where art thou?
February 09, 20184:24 pm 0 Comments
She was actually wearing an amazing pink velvet coat.
Did you know that Columbia has a building called the Lenfest Center for the Arts? Arts Editor Riva Weinstein feels like she probably should have, before she trekked all the way up to 129th St. to attend photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier’s talk, Art as Transformation: Using Photography for Social Change. Oh well.
LaToya Ruby Frazier speaks to us in many voices. One of them is Silvio, an elderly Sardinian man who worked for decades in the coal mine region of Belgium. Then there is his coworker, Emil; his boss, Antonio; and Jean-Claude, whose son died in a mining accident at the age of 9.
Over the course of her two-and-a-half-hour talk, many more voices enter the picture (or rather, emerge from it): the Cobb family, living with poisonous water in Flint, Michigan. Laborers at a collapsing steel company. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin, Gordon Parks and more offer their opinions on the place of art in society. “It’s not my glory,” says Frazier in reference to a successful exhibit. “I am a messenger.”
Frazier’s stark black-and-white photographs explore the public and private lives of America’s forgotten people: victims of social injustice, health care inequality, environmental degradation, and the all-destructive path of American industries. She aims to reflect real life, the truth that is so often silenced by mass media.
Who else was reflected in Frazier’s talk?
Tags: art art fart, everyone should go see these, it's a hike but a worthwhile hike, lenfest is amazing, some people in my film class took the subway every day to our class there but that seemed pretty bougie, steam not stem, support the arts etc, this looks so cool
February 01, 20186:07 pm 0 Comments
He reminds of all the people who stand outside Butler.
Not quite the same trek as Siberia to Moscow, but guest writer Riva Weinstein still hiked to the 12th floor of IAB. She attended the opening of the exhibit Eduard Gorokhovsky: From Siberia to Moscow, Selected Works on Paper and shares her experience below.
Tucked away on the 12th floor of the International Affairs Building, the reception for the Harriman Institute’s exhibit, Eduard Gorokhovsky: From Siberia to Moscow, Selected Works on Paper, is just getting into swing. The air fills up with the sounds of Russian and English. Guests mingle and pour each other wine.
My attention is grabbed by the first of the 18 pieces: a portrait of a Soviet-era worker, entitled Worker. Desaturated greens and blues spread a milky film over his red eyes, giving the impression of melancholy and weariness. But his pursed lips, with their dangling cigarette, add an impish personality to the face.
The young granddaughter of the Kolodzei Foundation’s founder sits with her legs dangling off the couch, playing with a toy slot machine. There is a quarter inside, but she needs three cherries to get it. We commiserate on how difficult and time-consuming it is to make money these days.
How this little girl feels about art and more
Tags: bwog reviews, i love russian names but also i can never say them, making money really is the hardest thing, people are never allowed to say my last name is difficult to pronounce again, the "co-owner of the art" comment honestly killed me
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